Politics & Society Features
Lauren GilgerMay 31, 2019
These traditional, indigenous birth practices should never have been erased in the first place.
Faith Last Take
Tom CatenaMay 31, 2019
We are called to a life of humble service and radical reliance on God but not to perfection, writes Tom Catena.
A woman plays with her 1-year-old son at Our Lady's Inn maternity home in St. Louis. African-American women suffer rates of maternity-related mortality three times higher than white women. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 31, 2019
Income is perhaps the unifying indicator of health care in crisis across all the margins of America—a reliable predictor of poor health outcomes from inadequate treatment for common illnesses—leading to the final measure of all: substantially lower life expectancy.
Mulledy Hall, also known as Freedom Hall, center, is seen on the campus of Georgetown University.
Politics & Society Jesuitical
Zac DavisMay 31, 2019
Onita Estes-Hicks has been Catholic her entire life. But her relationship with her faith was forever changed in 2004.
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Romania May 31-June 2.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 30, 2019
On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Romania, the Greek Catholic bishop of Bucharest, Mihai Fratila, spoke about the changes in his homeland since St. John Paul II’s visit in 1999 and the contemporary difficulties Romanians face.
The Notre-Dame Cathedral, in Quebec City, during celebrations on Dec. 12, 2015, for the Jubilee of Mercy (CNS photo/Philippe Vaillancourt, Presence)
Faith Dispatches
In the survey conducted online in early May and just published by the British Columbia-based Angus Reid Institute, 78 percent of all Canadians (including non-Catholics) gave the church a poor grade.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Carroll’s article gives no hint that we are all, in fact, sinners in need of salvation; he argues that the only thing lay Catholics need to be saved from is Catholicism itself.
Politics & Society News
Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts has said that all members of the Catholic Church are obliged to act in accordance with local civil law on mandatory reporting of sex abuse cases.
Politics & Society News
Police in Vietnam have detained a Catholic social justice advocate for "producing, disseminating or spreading information and documents aimed at undermining" the country.
Politics & Society News
After a long investigation, the attorney general of Michigan has charged five priests with sex abuse crimes.
Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber prior to a vote on the death penalty at the State House in Concord, N.H., Thursday, May 30, 2019. New Hampshire, which hasn't executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor's veto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Politics & Society News
“Today’s repeal is a major step toward building a culture that unconditionally protects the dignity of life, and is yet more evidence that the death penalty is falling out of favor with the American public,” said Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of Catholic Mobilizing Network, in a
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleMay 30, 2019
On this episode, Gerry and Colleen parse what we now know about each of the last three popes’ awareness of McCarrick’s case.
National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen here at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 22, has been a proponent of putting “maximum pressure” on Iran. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Politics & Society Short Take
Margot PattersonMay 30, 2019
A U.S. war with Iran would be far costlier than our disastrous invasion of Iraq, writes Margot Patterson, but it may be the outcome of the Trump administration’s draconian economic sanctions and reckless saber-rattling.
Politics & Society News
Brandon SanchezMay 29, 2019
In an interview on Mexican television that first got attention for his comments about former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis condemned Donald Trump’s “cruel” immigration policies, delivering a sharp rebuke to a president whose anti-immigrant rhetoric has defined his time in office.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinMay 29, 2019
Christ has carried our humanity into God. This means that we matter, that what happens to the least of us matters.
A member of the Knights of Columbus is shown sporting the Knights new uniform.
Faith News
The preferred dress for fourth-degree members worldwide will no longer include the cape and chapeau. The new uniform will be a jacket and beret. The ceremonial swords will continue to be part of the uniform.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 29, 2019
“I come as a pilgrim and a brother,” Pope Francis said in a video message to the people of Romania on the eve of his visit to the largest of the Balkan states and a predominantly Orthodox country.
Politics & Society News
In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called "an extreme measure" that allows "for the abortion of unborn life at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason."
Politics & Society News
With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signing into law a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, the state's lawmakers" have taken a giant step forward for the pro-life movement," said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 29, 2019
There is a very Christian concept underlying “Rocketman,” namely Elton’s redemption—even if it is from his own biography.